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Stotts addresses Mathiston Razmus Circle

From Church Reports   “Everything I learned came from Mr. Privette and Jimmie Lee Whitt,” laughed David Stotts, referring to two of his instructors at Wood Junior College. Stotts, a 1972 graduate of Wood, now serves as the Mississippi Conference treasurer/director…

EPD Report

The Eupora Police Department investigated these charges/incidents during June: Speeding, 21; suspended driver’s license, one; disregard for traffic device (stop sign), one; expired tag, one; no insurance, four; DUI-1st (0.21 percent BAC), one; disorderly conduct, two; curfew violation, one; junk…

Main Street program recommended for city

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   A consultant, following a six-month study, has recommended that the city of Eupora establish a Main Street program. Dianne Dyar presented her findings to the Eupora Board of Aldermen on July 1. The…

Mulching easy way to conserve water in garden

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director This time of year, unless we have had adequate rain, the big chore in the garden is keeping things watered. One of the easiest…

Mayor, aldermen take oaths of office

Loper, Burchfield, Gary, Shaw, Rumore, Gibson and Gibbs.

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Mayor Dan Burchfield and Eupora Board of Aldermen members were sworn into office Monday afternoon at the Community Center. Aldermen taking the oath of office were Jerry Gary, at-large; Junior Shaw, Ward 1;…

PN graduates

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Webster County residents Kinsey Henderson, Chad Tedder and Donna Callahan graduated from the Practical Nursing Program at the Grenada Center of Holmes Community College on June 27.

Mathiston Officials taking oath of office

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On July 2, 2013 the Mathiston Elected Officials were sworn in by Judge Jerry Jones. Pictured from left to right are: Chief Roger Miller, Alderman Lavelle McAlpin, Alderman Earl Frost, Mayor Jimmy Carden, Alderman Jeff Haney, Alderman Matthew Carden, Alderman…

NMMC-Eupora welcomes students

Henderson and Sanders

From Press Reports   North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora welcomed Holmes Community College student Kinsey Henderson and East Mississippi Community College student Terasa Sanders as they finish out their course of study by completing a preceptorship. Students are required to work…

Thunderstorm leaves wind damage

Cheryl Wells surveys damage at the home of her mother-in-law, Allene Wells of 3427 MS Hwy. 9. A large oak tree was uprooted, grazing her house, and at least two others trees in her yard were broken. She was not home at the time.

From Staff, Press Reports   A severe thunderstorm caused wind damage and power outages north of Eupora Friday evening. No injuries were reported. The Eupora Fire Department responded to a tree on a residence with downed power lines on Mississippi…

County jobless rate up

From Staff, Press Reports   The unemployment rate in Webster County was 12.8 percent in May, up 1.2 percentage points. May’s jobless rate also remained above the 11.4 percent recorded last year at this time. The unemployment rate was 11.6…